Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Fire Fighters' union did NOT follow the example set by the FOP. The Union voted to take a five-point-two percent wage cut rather lay-offs. The union's action will save the jobs for 147 fellow fire fighters.
The fire fighter's union says its rank and file will take a pay cut for 17-months in order to ensure jobs.
Tulsa's other two city unions, Police and support staff, voted for lay-offs.
Oklahoma City, OK – Texas cancels Amber Alert for missing Okla. girl
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Texas officials canceled an Amber Alert issued in that state for a missing 7-year-old Oklahoma girl.
Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange (TEE'-luh MANJ) says the alert was deactivated Friday because no new information leads investigators to believe Aja (AY'-zhuh) Johnson is in Texas.
Oklahoma City, OK – Winter storm closes OKC airport
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Heavy snow forced officials at Oklahoma's largest airport to shut it down.
Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City was closed to aircraft operations Friday afternoon. Airport spokeswoman Karen Carney says heavy snowfall and poor visibility prevented airport maintenance crews from keeping runways and taxiways clear.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Utility crews have been making progress in restoring electricity to thousands of homes and businesses that lost service when a deadly winter storm dumped snow, sleet and ice on Oklahoma.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, nearly 151,000 customers were without power at 9:15 p.m. Friday, down from the peak of more than 179,000.
Tulsa, OK – Earlier today, Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced he signed two Memorandums of Understanding for a savings of about $566,000 that would allow the City to retain 27 Tulsa police officers through the end of the year. Due to four resignations from the police force this afternoon, four additional officers will return to the police force, which now rescinds a total of 31 lay off notices.